for Urban Economic Development:
The mission of
the Center for Urban Economic Development at the University of Illinois
at Chicago (CUED) is to address the economic needs
of urban areas, emphasizing the retention and expansion of the economic
base and improving conditions for low- and moderate-income communities.
The Center pursues its mission by translating its research into practice
on a wide range of economic and public policy issues involving access
to and the quality of jobs, business strategies and outcomes, and
the impact of development on neighborhoods. CUED also provides technical
assistance to community-based organizations and public and private
sector entities engaged in economic development planning.
P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement: The Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement
(VC) is a unit of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Since its founding in 1978,
the center has been guided by the mission to improve the quality of
life for all residents of the City of Chicago and the metropolitan
area through research and technical assistance to organizations and
local government agencies in their efforts to revitalize the many
and varied neighborhoods and communities.